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CLASS OF 1 883 



Rutgers College 



HISTORY TO 1917 



CLASS OF 1883 



Rutgers College 



HISTORY TO 1917 



Compiled by 
REV. GEORGE ZABRISKIE COLLIER. A.M. 



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Classical Section 

HENRY WARREN BEEBE, 
55 Liberty Street, New York City. 

Son of James Warren Beebe, a well-known merchant of New York 
City, and Sophia Qark. Ancestors settled in the United States 1636 
(paternal), and 1634 (maternal). Some were in every U. S. war except 
the Spanish-American. Born at Brooklyn, N. Y., November 9, 1863. 
Lived at Brooklyn, N. Y., Morristown, N. J., New York City, and New 
Brunswick, N. J., before entering college. Prepared at Miss Coe's 
School, Brooklyn (1870-71) ; College Preparatory School (Dr. Perry's), 
Morristown (1871-73); and Rutgers College Grammar (Preparatory) 
School (1875-79). Graduated from the latter with the valedictory (rhe- 
torical) honor. In college, won Philoclean Freshman Prize for Declam- 
ation ; Philoclean Sophomore Prize for Original Oration: subject, 
"Time." Phi Beta Kappa. First Bass in College Choir. Peripatetic 
Club. Class Day Address to Undergraduates. Associate Editor Scarlet 
Letter. Delta Upsilon. English Salutatory (Second Honor) at gradu- 
ation. Attended Columbia Law School, 1883-85. In office of A. P. and 
W. Man, 56 Wall street, New York City. Admitted to bar at May Term, 
1885, New York County. After graduation resided at New Brunswick, 
1883-84; New York City, 1885-89; Brooklyn, 1889-1912; Montclair, N. 
J., 1912 to date. LL.B. (Columbia, 1885). A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. 
(do 1886). Has been director in Brooklyn Y. M. C. A. ; Hamilton Club, 
. Brooklyn ; Westhampton Country Club ; Brooklyn City Dispensary. Con- 
gregationahst. Avocation, golf. Married, June 14, 1890, Mary Sey- 
mour Wheelock, daughter of Adam Dexter Wheelock and Laura Wood. 
Children: James Warren, November 25, 1892; Florence, February 26, 
1896; Mildred, November 4, 1900; Nathalie, April 10, 1903, died June 
14, 1906; Rosamond, June 24, 1905. 

GEORGE BRINTON -McCLELLAN BELL, 
318 North 63rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 

Son of Samuel Wallace Bell and Mary Bennett. Born at New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., September 13, 1862. Preparatory education in the New 
Brunswick public schools. In college, class treasurer. Junior year. Chi 

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4 CLASS OF 1883. 

Psi. Phi Beta Kappa. Commencement Oration "Material Progress vs. 
Moral Power." Taught school at Sayreville, N. J., 1883-84. Attended 
Princeton Theological Seminary, 1884-87. Ordained as minister of the 
Presb3'terian Church, U. S. A., January 9, 1888, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
Pastor of Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, from 
January 9, 1888, to the present time. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). Moderator 
of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, 1908. Presbyterian. Prohibitionist. 
Married, April 25, 1888, Anna Margaret Grant, daughter of John C. and 
Margaret B. Grant. Children: Marguerite Brinton, September 28, 1891; 
Marian Grant, November 8, 1895, died July 25, 1898. 

JOHN TALLMADGE BERGEN. 
682 East 18th Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Son of John C. Bergen, farmer and proprietor of Bergen Island, 
Kings County, N. Y., and Mary Tallmadge Brower. Paternal ancestor, 
H[ans Hansen van Bergen. Maternal ancestor, Adam Brower. Grand- 
father, Cornelius Bergen, was for many years wreckmaster of the New 
York Coast and was at the head of all the life-saving work of the state 
coast. Mother's great-grandfather was Second Lieutenant in Schuyler 
Regiment, Lansing Troop, during the Revolutionary War. Born Septem- 
ber 21, 1860, at Bergen Island, Kings County, N. Y. Lived there and at 
Flatlandsy N. Y., before entering college. Preparatory education re- 
ceived at Flatlands ptiblic school and Erasmus Hall Academy. Passed 
New York State Teachers' Examination, 1878. In college was first tenor 
in the choir. Competitor in Philoclean Sophomore prize contest for 
original oration : subject, "Thought Punishment." Class treasurer sopho^ 
more year. Class secretary senior year. Class Day poet. Commence- 
ment orator: subject, "The Reformed Church." Third oar in college 
crew. Winner of mile walk, 1882. Attended Union Seminary, New 
York City, 1883-86. Took post-graduate course in Ethics, 1892-93. Li- 
censed by South Classis of Long Island, May, 1886. Ordained to the 
ministry of the Reformed Church in America by the Classis of Ulster, 
June 1886. Since leaving college has held the following pastorates : Sho- 
kan and Shandaken, N. Y. (Reformed), 1886-89; Hope Church (Re- 
formed), Holland, Mich., 1889-92, and again 19(XJ-01 ; Dubuque, Iowa, 
(Presbyterian), 1906-13; Minneapolis, Minn., (Presb}i:erian), 1913 — . 
Robert Schell Professor of Ethics and Evidences of Christianity, Hope 
College, Mich., 1895-1906. President of Albert Lea College, Minn., 
1913-14. Trustee of Albert Lea College, 1913—. Chaplain of Sons of 
the American Revolution, Iowa Society, 1912. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). 
A.M. (do. 1894). D.D. (do. 1903). Church connection: Reformed 
Church in America, 1886-1906; Presbyterian, U. S. A., 1906—. Repub- 
lican. Avocation, rod and gun. Has fished from Shelter Island, N. Y., 



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to the mouth of the Columbia. Has gunned from the North Woods, 
Minn., to the prairies of West Oklahoma. Married, June 16, 1886, Ellen 
Grace Dean, daughter of Samuel Dean and Sara Willis. Giildren : Dean, 
March 31, 1887; Hansen, August 21, 1888; Cornelius, December 10, 1889; 
Edwin Hope, August 31, 1891, died 1895; Willis, April 28, 1897; Bald- 
win, November 12, 1900, died 1911 ; Tallmadge, January 25, 1904. Mar- 
ried, May 17, 1906, Eliza Grace Updegraff, of Dutch Quaker descent, 
daughter of David B. Updegraff and Eliza Mitchell. Qiild: Grace 
Updegraff, November 20, 1907. Relatives among Rutgers alumni : 
Tunis G. Bergen '67, Edgar Bergen '69. Publications : "Evidences of 
Christianity," for class room use, published by local press, Holland, 
Mich. ; revised and enlarged for popular use, Broadway Publishing 
Co., 1916. Author of articles in The Christian Intelligencer, Louisville 
Christian Observer, Cincinnati Herald and Presbyter, etc. Present 
church, the First Presbyterian, Minneapolis, Minn., "is the original Pro- 
testant church of Minnesota, founded in 1835 at Ft. Snelling, by Col. 
Gustavus Loomis, U. S. A., Gen. (afterwards Governor) Henry Sibley, 
and Dr. T. S. Williamson, pioneer missionary. The present Senior Elder 
is Judge Eli Torrance, Past Commander (national) G. A. R." 

JOHN HENRY BRANDOW. 
59 Manning Boulevard, Albany, N. Y. 

Son of William Henry Brandow, farmer and fruit grower, and Moy- 
cah Houghtaling. Huguenot (paternal) ancestor immigrated with the 
Palatines in 1710. Mother descended from the first settlers of Albany, 
several of whom were patentees of lands between Saratoga and Catskill. 
Born at Windham, N. Y., September 20, 1853. Lived there, at Esopus, 
N. Y., and Coxsackie, N. Y., before entering college. Preparatory educa- 
tion received at the Hudson River Institute, Claverack, N. Y., and Cox- 
sackie Academy. In college won valedictory (rhetorical) honor: subject, 
"The Potency of Ideas." Editor of The Targum. Chapel chorister. 
President of the Rutgers College Bible Society. Class vice president 
freshman year. Class president sophomore year. Sermon on "Crema- 
tion Night." Chi Psi. New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1883-86. 
Licensed by the Classis of Greene, June 1886. Ordained to the ministry 
of the Reformed Church by the Classis of Montgomery, July 1886. Field 
the following pastorates: Reformed Church of Mohawk, N. Y., 1886-88; 
Oneonta, N. Y. (Presbyterian), 1888-95; Schuylei ville,'N. Y. (Reform- 
ed), 1895-1905; Schoharie, N. Y. (Reformed), 1905-08. Synodical Mis- 
sionary of the Particular Synod of Albany, 1908—. President of the 
Particular Synod of Albany, 1906. Trustee of the New York State His- 
torical Association, 1903—. Director of the Civic League of Albany 
N. Y. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883); A.M. (do. 1886). Prohibitionist. Avoca- 



6 CLASS OF 1883. 

tions : "Working with tools ; camping in the open ; also historical research 
as to Colonial and Revolutionary events.'' Married at Mohawk, N. Y, 
January 17, 1889, Selinda Bronson, daughter of Olcott W. Bronson and 
Elizabeth Harter. Children: EUzabeth B., January 7, 1890; William H., 
February 5, 1892; Helen Moycah, September 11, 1896. Relatives among 
Rutgers alumni : Melvin D. Brandow '88, second cousin ; William H. 
Brandow '15, son. Publications: "The Story of Old Saratoga," 1901. 
Second edition, with additional chapters on New York's place in the Revo- 
lution, in preparation ; monograph on Gen. Horatio Gates in Vol. 3 of 
Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association ; monograph 
on Washington's Retreat through Westchester County ; monograph on 
Gen. Daniel Morgan in Vols. 9 and 12 of Proceedings of the New York 
State Historical Society ; "The Problem of the Rural Church," published 
by the Board of Domestic Missions, R. C. A. ; occasional articles in The 
Christian Intelligencer. 

GEORGE ZABRISKIE COLLIER. 
Middleburg, N. Y. 

Son of Rev. Ezra Warren Collier, class of 1848, Minister of the Re- 
formed Church of Manhattan, New York City, Second Freehold, N. J., 
Second Coxsackie, N. Y., and Elizabeth NicoU Zabriskie. Descended 
from John Collier, a French Huguenot who settled in New England the 
latter part of the 17th century. Great-grandfather, Jason Collier, of 
Oxford, Mass., served dviring the War of the Revolution in a reenforce- 
ment of troops sent to General Gates in his New York campaign. Mater- 
nal grandfather, George Zabriskie, was a well-known Alderman and 
mem_ber of the Assembly from New York City during the earlier half of 
the 17th century. Born at Freehold, N. J., April 9, 1862. Lived in Free- 
hold, 1862-66; Coxsackie, N. Y., 1866-67; Aiken, S. C, and other south- 
ern places, 1867-69; New York City, 1869-70; New Brunswick, N. J., 
1870-86. Attended Rutgers Grammar (Preparatory) School, 1871-79. 
Delivered on graduation a selected oration, "The Two Roads." In college 
won third honor. Philosophical Oration: subject, "Neo-Platonism." 
Freshman Tunis Quick prize. First Peter Spader prize: subject of essay, 
"The Historical Growth and Development of the British House of Com- 
mons." Hart Prize in English Literature: subject, "Wordsworth." Phi- 
loclean Essay prize: subject, "Mormonism." Competitor in Philoclean 
Sophomore prize contest for original oration: subject, "Two Spies." 
Suydam Prize in Natural Science. Van Doren PVize for Essay on Mis- 
sions. Phi Beta Kappa. Class historian senior year. Class Day pre- 
senter of mementoes. Chapel organist for two years. Philoclean inter- 
society debater, 1882. Vice-president of Rutgers College Bible Society. 
Member of Peripatetic Club. Delta Upsilon. New Brunswick Theo- 



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logical Seminary, 1886-89. Delivered graduating address : subject, "Lit- 
erary Culture as an Aid to the Ptdpit." Licensed by the Classis of New 
Brunswick, May 28, 1886. Ordained to the Reformed Church ministry by 
the Classis of Rensselaer, at Stuyvesant, N. Y., November 3, 1886. Held 
the following Reformed Church pastorates: Stuyvesant, N. Y., 1886-89; 
Alexandria Bay, N. Y., 1890-96; Grand Haven, Mich. (Second Reformed 
Church), 1896-1900; Mellenville, N. Y., 1900-10; Middleburg, N. Y., 
1910—. Assistant Clerk, General Synod, R. C. A., 1891. A.B. (Rutgers, 
1883). A.M. (do. 1886). President of the Particular Synod of Albany, 
1914. Prohibitionist. Avocations : piano, amateur gardening, and poul- 
try raising. Married, at Stuyvesant, N. Y., June 4, 1890, Delia Wilson, 
daughter of Elijah Wilson and Eliza Vought. Children: Elizabeth Za- 
briskie, September 27, 1891 ; Florence Wilson, April 15, 1894; DeHa Wil- 
son, September 29, 1897; Katharine Frances, December 23, 1902; George 
Warren, October 3, 1907. Relatives among Rutgers alumni : Ezra W. 
Collier '48, father ; Joseph A. Collier '48, uncle ; F. J. Collier '78, cousin. 
Has contributed to the Homiletic Review, Preachers' Magazine, Sunday 
School Times, Christian Intelligencer, Leader, and sundry local papers. 

FREDERICK WALKER CUTLER. 
43 S. Broadway, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Son of Augvistus W. Cutler, lawyer. Prosecuting Attorney, State Sen- 
ator, Congressman, and Julia Rebecca Walker. Ancestors on both sides 
fought in the Colonial wars and in the Revolutionary War. Born at Mor- 
ristown, N. J., March 24, 1861. Prepared for college at Morristown high 
school and by private tutor. In college was editor of the Scarlet Letter 
and associate editor of The Targum. Philoclean intersociety debater. 
Class Day address to the President. Secundus Master Orator. Member 
of Peripatetic Club. Junior orator: subject, "Nihilism in Russia." Class 
vice-president senior year. President of Philoclean Literary Society. 
Zeta Psi. Member Class Day Committee. Attended Union Theological 
Seminary, New York City, 1883-86. At one time attended the New York 
University Law School. Licensed at Morristown, N. J., May, 1886. Or- 
dained to the Presbyterian ministry, at Woodhaven, L. I., N. Y., May 11, 
1886. Resided at Woodhaven, 1886-95 ; Morristown, N. J., 1896-1901 ; 
Yonkers, N. Y.. 1902 — . ^^^as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Woodhaven, 1886-95. Pastor of the Reforn\ed Church, Yonkers, N. Y., 
1902--. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). Member Sons of 
the American Revolution, and Founders and Patriots. Reformed Church 
in America. Democrat. Unmarried. Relatives among Rutgers alumni: 
Condict W. Cutler '79, WilJard W. Culler 76, brothers. 



8 CLASS OF 1883. 

WILIJAM HENRY STEELE DEMAREST. 
President's Office, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Son of David D. Demarest, A.B., A.M., D.D., LL.D., clergyman 
R. C. A. and professor in tlie New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and 
Catharine Louisa Nevius, daughter of James Schureman Nevius, Justice 
of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Paternal ancestor, David Dem- 
arest, Huguenot, came to tliis country in 1663 and held patent between 
the Hackensack River and the P'alisades, N. J. Maternal ancestor, Jo- 
hannes Nevius, Dutch pioneer, came to this country in 1651 and was an 
official in the early government of New Amsterdam. Born at Hudson, 
N. Y., May 12, 1863. Resided at Hudson 1863-65 ; New Brunswick, N. J., 
1865-88. Preparatory education at home until 1874. Rutgers College 
Grammar (Preparatory) School, 1874-79. Delivered original oration at 
graduation: subject, "Opinions." In college received first honor at grad- 
uation. Delivered Latin Salutatory. Second Peter Spader P'rize in 
Modern History: subject, "The Historical Origin and Growth of the 
British House of Commons." Elizabeth Appleton Memorial Prize in 
Moral Science. Phi Beta Kappa. Class secretary freshman year. Class 
vice-president sophomore year. Class president junior year. Class Day 
orator. Director and secretary of the Athletic Association. Member 
P'eripatetic Club. Class baseball team. Class football team. Substitute 
varsity baseball team. Senior editor Tar gum. Delta Phi. Taught in 
Rutgers College Grammar School, 1883-86. New Brunswick Theological 
Seminary, 1885-88. Licensed to preach by the Classis of New Bi-ims- 
wick, 1888. Ordained to the ministry of the Reformed Church in Amer- 
ica by the Classis of Orange, at Walden, N. Y., 1888. From 1888 to 1897, 
pastor of the Reformed Church, Walden, N. Y. Pastor of the First 
Reformed Church, Catskill, N. Y., 1897-1901. Professor of Church His- 
tory, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1901-06. President of Rut- 
gers College, the eleventh in order of succession, 1906 — . (See pp. 32-33 
of General Catalogue, Rutgers College.) A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. 
(do. 1886). D.D. (do. 1901; New York University, 1916). LL.D. 
(Columbia, 1910; Union, 1911; University of Pittsburg, 1912). Presi- 
dent of the General Synod, R. C. A., 1909. President Land Grant College 
Engineering Association, 1916. Member of Holland Society, -Huguenot 
Societ}^ University Club of New York, and Church History Society. 
Republican. Unmarried. Avocation : to play, tennis and golf ; to v/atch, 
baseball and football. Relatives among Rutgers alumni : David D. Dem- 
arest '37, father ; James S. N. Demarest '72, Alfred H. Demarest '79, S. 
Dubois Demarest '87, brothers ; Milton Demarest '92, cousin ; Morris M. 
Davidson '02, nephew; James S. Nevius '55, uncle. Grandfather, James 
Schureman Nevius, attended Queens (Rutgers) College with the class of 
1816, but, owing to the discontinuance of the college for a 



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time, graduated from Princeton. Father was a Trustee of the 
college from 1858 until his death in 1898, and Secretary of 
the Board from 1866. His maternal grandfather was a Trustee 
from 1825 until 1858, and Secretary from 1825 tmtil 1830. His great- 
grandfather, the Rev. Henry P'olhemus, was Trustee from 1800 until 1816, 
and his great-great-grandfather, the Hon. John Schureman, was a Trus- 
tee from 1782 until 1795. Publications : "History of the Reformed Church 
of Walden," 1893 ; "Memorial Sermon of Henry Cromwell Knapp,"1894; 
Address, "The Making of the State," 1894; "Reconstruction in the Sun- 
day School" (in Presbyterian and Reformed Review), 1901; The John 
Bogart Letters, 1915. Addresses, sermons, statements as President oi 
Rutgers College. Articles on Rutgers College and on the New Brunswick 
Seminary in various publications. 

JOHN HANDLEY. 
15 Chestnut Street, Salem, N. J. 

Son of Thomas Handley, journeyman and soldier, and Sarah Kealting. 
Born in New York, N. Y., May 29, 1858. Lived in New York City and in 
New Jersey before entering college. Preparatory education at Penning- 
ton Seminary (2}^ years) and Rutgers College Grammar (P'reparatory) 
School (1 year). At graduation from the latter school delivered an origi- 
nal oration : subject, "Character." In college was class president fresh- 
man year. Entered Methodist Ministry 1879. Ordained Deacon 1879. 
Ordained Elder 1883. Has held pastorates in the following places : Tren- 
ton, New Brunswick, Bridgeton, Asbury Park, Camden, Long Branch, 
Vineland, Camden, and Salem, all in Nev/ Jersey. Has been District 
Superintendent, with residences at Ocean Grove, Camden, and Salem. 
Attended the University of New York, 1890-92. A.M. (New York Uni- 
vesity, 1891). Ph.D. (do. 1892). D.D. (Dickinson, 1894). Trustee 
Pennington Seminary, 1896 — . Member of Book Committee of the Meth- 
odist Church, 9 years. Commissioner, New Jersey State Reformatory, 
11 years. Chaplain and Captain in Second Regiment, N. G. N. J., 8 
years. Chaplain New Jersey Press Association. Member Methodist 
Episcopal Church, New Jersey Conference. Republican. Avocation, 
tennis. Married, August 5, 1883, Laura Isobel Rogers. Children : Pauline 
L., 1885 ; Milton Mailler, 1888 ; John H., Jr., 1896. Author of a brochure 
on "Religions of India." At present Chaplain for the New Jersey and 
Delaware Detachments, 54th Depot Brigade. 

FREDERICK PARSELL HILL. 
299 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Son of William Richings Hill, Captain in the English Merchant Ser- 
vice, and later an importer of laces, and Jane E. Parsell. Father a British 



10 CLASS OF 1833. 

subject and mother of Dutch descent through the Van Arsdale family. 
Born at Rahway, N. J., September 9, 1862. Resident at Rahway and 
New Ertmswick before entering college. Attended Rutgers College 
Grammar (Preparatory) School for 10 years. Samuel Lockwood Prize 
for Natural Science. Selected oration at Commencement: subject, 
"Three Days in the Life of Columbus." In college was active in athletics, 
especially boating. Second bass in College Choir and Glee Club. Peripa- 
tetic Club. Captain Rutgers Boating Association. Planted ivy secured 
from Kenilworth Castle, on Class Day. Chi Phi. Studied vocation with 
special teachers. Has lived in New York 30 years, England 1 year, other 
places in Europe 2 years. Draughtsman connected with McKim, Mead 
and White, 1883-1900. Member firm. Hill and Stout, Architects, 1900—. 
A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). In 1887, 1889, and 1891 lived 
and studied abroad. In 1898 was appointed Ensign in the U. S. Navy, 
serving until some time after the Spanish-American War. Member of 
Calumet Club, University Glee Club, Naval and Military Order of the 
Spanish-American War, Naval Militia Veterans, Chi Phi Club of New 
York. Member of American Institute of Architects. Universalist, 
Church of Divine Paternity, of New York, N. Y. Independent (with 
Republican preference). Avocation: carpenter work, golf, singing, phi- 
lately. Married, at Newton, Mass., December 16, 1896, Florence M. 
Meriam, a member of the Nantvicket Starbuck family. Children : Horace 
Starbuck, September 18, 1897, died February 22, 1913 ; Katharine, April 
14, 1903. Relatives among Rutgers alumni: Henry Van Arsdale '35; 
George Plill '79, brother; Henry P. Schneeweiss 77, Oliver P. Schnee- 
weiss '81, cousins. Has done considerable general work in connection 
with the German American Insurance Company's building, at 1 Liberty 
street. New York City, hospitals, schools, office buildings, etc. Strives 
"to help educate people to have better taste in art and architecture." Class 
secretary since graduation. 

JOHN JUSTIN LAUBENHEIMER. 
Died July 15, 1909. 

Son of Jacob Laubenheimer, a native of Weinolshein in the Palatinate, 
Germany, and Frederica Dorothy Nollman, a native of Rothenfelder, 
Planover, Germany. Born at New Brunswick, N. J., July 12, 1861 ; 
named after Rev. John Justin, D.D., of Weehawken, N. J., whose mother 
was a Laubenheimer. Prepared at the Grammar School, Bergen Point, 
N. J., and at Rutgers College Grammar (Preparatory) School. Original 
oration at graduation: subject, "Julius Caesar." In college was active in 
various forms of athletics, receiving prizes in numerous contests. Zeta 
Psi. Philoclean Literary Society. New Brunswick Theological Semi- 
nary, 1883-86. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). Republican. 



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Clergyman of the Reformed Church in America. Held the following 
pastorates: West New Hempstead (Monsey), N. Y., 1886-88; East Greenj 
bush, N. Y., 1888-1902. Was a 33rd degree Masorf, and Grand Lecturei^ 
of the Grand Lodge of New York State, F. & A. M., 1901-07, and 1908- 
09. Resided at Albany, N. Y., with summer home near Uncas, on Lake 
George. Chaplain of the New York Assembly, 1907. Married, at New 
Brunswick, N. J., November 24, 1886, Jessie Fitz Randolph, daughter of 
Orville Taylor Fitz Randolph and Rachel Breese. On July 15, 1909, was 
drowned with two others because of the capsizing of his steam launch 
near Sabbath Day Point, N. Y. Fimeral services were held at Grace 
Chapel, Sabbath Day Point, and at the Masonic Temple, Albany, N. Y. 
Interment in a Moravian cemetery, Staten Island, N. Y. Relatives among 
Rutgers alumni : John Justin '62, cousin ; E. T. F. Randolph '96, brother- 
in-law. 

GEORGE MUNN LILBURN. 
Haverstraw, N. Y. 

Son of Adam Lilburn and Rachel Cropsey Munn, daughter of David 
Munn, of Haverstraw, N. Y. Father was engaged in the manufacture of 
paint, linseed oil, and oilcloth, at Newburgh and New York, N. Y. At 
the time of his death was connected with the brick industry, at Haver- 
straw. He was Sheriff of Orange County ,1852; Major and Lieutenant 
Colonel of the 14th (subsequently the 19th) Regiment of New York State 
Militia ; P'resident of the Haverstraw Clay and Brick Co. ; member of 
Oakland County Historical Society. Claimed descent from John Lilburn, 
whose views on free speech and personal liberty changed him from an 
adherent to an antagonist of Oliver Cromwell and led him to his per- 
secution, imprisonment, and banishment. Born December 10, 1858, at 
21st street and 9th avenue. New York City. Before entering college lived 
at New York City, and Haverstraw, N. Y. Prepared at private and dis- 
trict schools, Mountain Institute, Haverstraw, and 20th Street Grammar 
School, New York City. Was second in competitive examination for 
admission to West Point, about 1877. In college, won fourth honor. De- 
livered Scientific Oration at Commencement: subject, "Caution in Scien- 
tific Research." Phi Beta Kappa. Peithessophian Jtmior Orator: subject, 
"The Relation of Religion and Education to National Progress." Senior 
editor of The Targum. Columbia University Law School, 1883-85. 
Stvidied law in the offices of Nelson Smith, New York City, and Alonzo 
Wheeler, Plaverstraw, N. Y., 1883-85. Admitted to the Bar of New 
York, at Poughkeepsie, 1885. Has since resided at Haverstraw, N. Y. 
A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). LL.B. (Columbia, 1885). A.M. (Rutgers, 1885). 
Trustee of the Lilburn Properties. President of the Haverstraw Clay 
and Brick Company. Trustee of King's Daughters' Library, Haverstraw. 
Member of Rockland County Historical Society. Bible class leader. 
Presbyterian. Democrat. "Equestrian." Unmarried. 



12 CLASS OF 1883. 

WILLIAM CHRISTIAN MILLER. 
400 West 152nd Street, New York, N. Y. 

Son of Ernest J. Miller, A.M., LL.B., a prominent citizen of Albany, 
N. Y., and Jessie McNaughton. Born October 17, 1860, at Albany, N. Y. 
Lived at Albany until college entrance. Prepared at the Albany Academy. 
In college was second tenor in Choir and Glee Club. Treasurer of Glee 
Club. Captain class baseball team, 1880-81. Peripatetic Club. Delta 
Phi. Second prize, one mile walk, 1882, Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion. Class secretary, sophomore and junior years. Philoclean Junior 
Orator: subject, "Physical Culture." Pipe Oration on Class Day. Since 
graduation has resided in New York, N. Y., and Albany, N. Y. Has 
been in business with the Edison Company, New York, since 1905. A.B. 
(Rutgers, 1883). M.Sc. (do. 1886). Subject of Master's thesis, "Prac- 
tical Electric Lighting System," accompanied by a series of colored 
draughtings. Dutch Reformed. Republican. Married Virginia Temple, 
at Trinity Church, New York, N. Y., June 18, 1902. Children : William 
C, Jr., October 7, 1905; Janet McNaughton, Jtme 8, 1911. Relatives 
among Rutgers alumni : Ernest J. Miller '53, father ; William A. Mil- 
ler '42. 

ROBERT VANDERBILT PALMER. 
Died March 2, 1893. 

Son of Robert Neilson Palmer, a lawyer, and Sarah Lott Vanderbilt. 
Born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 9, 1861. Prepared at private schools 
in P'oughkeepsie. In college won Phi Beta Kappa. Commencement Ora- 
tor: subject, "Is It Ever Right to Lie?" Took a special course in Greek, 
and later in life studied Arabic and Persian, besides languages taught in 
regular course, in the New Brunswick Theological Seminar>% which he 
attended, 1883-86. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). Clergy- 
man, R. C. A. Held the following pastorates : Griggstown, N. J., 1886- 
90; Shawangunk, N. Y., 1890-93. Died of pneumonia after a brief illness, 
March 2, 1893. 

He was an active helper of the late Dr. W. H. Campbell during the 
pioneer days of the Suydam Street Church, New Brunswick. The writer 
has heard the beloved ex-President pass estimates upon the character and 
attainments of the young co-worker that might surprise some who knew 
him less intim.ately, so great was his unobtrusiveness and modesty. He 
was an independent investigator, minute points, eluding the notice of the 
more superficial, receiving due attention. He had an equally facile grasp 
of the wider and more abstruse problems of metaphysics and theology. 
Had he been blessed with a more robust constitulion he might have be- 
come a scholar of eminence. Professor Jacob Cooper has written : "The 
world takes little heed of its grandest heroes. For they are too much 



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absorbed in their work to count its notice, and it is too selfish to award 
recognition unless this is sought . . . Such a hero was Robert Vander- 
bilt Palmer, who went out and in among us so noiselessly, so free from 
self-asserting obtrusiveness, that few recognized his real worth .... 
His people were astonished at the force and elegance of his pulpit efforts. 
They loved him with a devotion fully requited by a nature which could 
appreciate and be expanded by their confidence. He had trials which the 
world was not permitted to know fully, and with which it could not ade- 
quately sympathize. But he had a strong character, and this was made 
perfect through suffering. He was never vigorous in body, but was un- 
sparing of his own strength and comfort. No pastoral duty was neg- 
lected or slighted. Though he dearly loved his study, he was instant for 
every call of distress among his people, where his tenderness and sympathy 
made his presence a healing touch." 

HARRY MORTIMER PETERS. 
1093 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. 

Born April 6, 1861. Before entering college resided at Newark, N. J. 
President of Rutgers Athletic Association. Secretary of Intercollegiate 
Association. Intercollegiate Athletic Association representative. Captain 
class football team, sophomore year. Qiorister College Choir. Business 
manager of Scarlet Letter. Chairman Class Day Committee. Junior 
Orator: subject, "The Relation of Religion to Art." Chi Phi. Com- 
mencement Orator: subject, "Broad Self-Culture." Class baseball team, 
sophomore, junior, and senior years. Officer of the Athletic Association. 
Member varsity track team. Member Rutgers College Branch of the 
American Bible Society. President of the Tennis Association. Was for 
a time connected with the Studio Company, New York, N. Y., 1883. In 
1886 was editor of a sporting journal, The Spirit of the Times. Demo- 
crat. Episcopalian. Manufacturer and lawyer. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). 
A.M. (do. 1886). LL.B. (Columbia, 1885). Unmarried. 

JOHN LUDLOW SCHENCK. 
Neshanic, N. J. 

Son of John G. Schenck, member of the New Jersey Assembly for 
six terms, and of the Senate for one term, and Sarah M. Huff. Born at 
Neshanic, N. J., May 31, 1860. Lived tliere until college entrance and 
since graduation. In college, member of Delta Phi. Peripatetic Club. 
Philoclean Sophomore Prize Contest for Original Oration: subject, "Can 
a Republic be Maintained in France-"' First prize "Major Bright" 
Junior Oration: subject, "Protection; Our True Policy." Class Day 
Committee. Cominencement Orator: subject, "Does America Want More 
Land?" A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). Dutch Reformed Church. Progi-essive 



14 . CLASS OF 1883. 

Republican. Has followed several vocations, including insurance busi- 
ness in the office of J. S. Frelinghuysen, and duties at the State Capitol, 
Trenton, N. J. Married Anna B. Wilson, daughter of Jacob V. A. Wil- 
son and Carrie A. Smith, at Neshanic, N. J., May 18, 1910. Child: John 
Ludlow, Jr., March 5, 1913. 

JARED WATERBURY SCUDDER. 
The Albany Academy, Albany, N. Y. 
Residence: 117 Chestnut Street, Albany, N. Y. 

Son of Jared Waterbury Scudder, M.D., for fifty-five years a mis- 
sionary of the Arcot Mission of the Reformed Church in America, and 
Julia Clayton Goodwin. Grandson of John Scudder, M.D., the ancestor 
of this family of widely-known connections. Born at Coonoor, India, 
December 10, 1863. Lived at Chittoor, India, 1863-75 ; Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1875-79. Prepared at Bedford Avenue Public School, Brooklyn, and 
Jackson Military Academy, Tarrytown, N. Y. In college. Second Pei- 
thessophian Sophomore Prize for Original Oration. Broadhead Prize 
for Classics. Suydam Prize for English Composition. Peithessophian 
Junior Orator: subject, "The French Revolution." Commencement Ora- 
tor: subject, "Christianity as a Conservator of Society." Phi Beta 
Kappa. Class vice-president junior year. Class treasurer senior year. 
Captain class football team, 1881-83. President Peithessophian Society, 
1882-83. Vice-president and second tenor of Glee Club. Second tenor 
College Choir. Treasurer College Bible Society. Peripatetic Club. Class 
Day Historian. Varsity football, 1880-82. Delta Upsilon. Attended 
Johns Hopkins University, 1884-85; Brown University (Summer Semes- 
ter) 1902; Chicago University (Summer Semester) 1903. Since gradu- 
ation has resided at Pine Plains, N. Y., 1883-84; Baltimore, Md., 
1884-85 ; Albany, N. Y., 1885—. At Pine Plains, taught in the Seymour 
Smith Institute (1883-84), was a student at Johns Hopkins (1884-85), 
and has been Latin Master at the Albany Academy since 1885. Since 
1908 has been instructor in Latin at the Albany College of Pharmacy, 
Union University. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 1909-10. Vice- 
President of the Classical Association of New York State, 1913, 1914, 
1915. Trustee of the Albany Young Men's Association, 1899 — . Presi- 
dent of the Albany Musical Association, 1911-13. Member Madison Ave- 
nue Reformed Church, Albany, N. Y. Superintendent of Sunday School, 
1903-06; Superintendent of Sundav School of the Sixth Reformed 
Church, Albany, N. Y., 1897-1902, 1909-14. Independent. Avocation, 
tennis. Married Grace Van Vranken, daughter of Rev. Francis Vischer 
Van Vranken, D.D., and Sarah Lawsing, at Fultonville, N. Y., June 17, 
1890. Children: Elizabeth Sturges Scudder (Mrs. Milton G. Wend), 



CLASSICAL SECTION. 15 

August 21, 1892; Ruth Lawsing, February 26, 1895; Marion Van Vran- 
ken, August 29, 1897. Relatives among Rutgers alumni: Samuel D. 
Scudder '47; Silas Scudder '56; John Scudder '57; WilUam H. Scudder 
'78, brother ; Ezekiel C. Scudder '79 ; Myron T. Scudder '82 ; Frank S. 
Scudder '85 ; Clarence G. Scudder '89, brother ; Charles J. Scudder '89 ; 
Henry J. Scudder '90; Walter T. Scudder '92; Joseph Scudder '97; 
Alexander Taylor Goodwin '57 ; Charles Ridgely Goodwin '60 ; George 
C. Ludlow '50 (Governor of New Jersey, 1880-83) ; WiUiam Goodwin 
Ludlow '84; Charles B. Ludlow '86. Books: Revised and edited "The 
Gardation" (Allyn & Bacon), 1889; "First Latin Reader" (Allyn & 
Bacon), 1895; Sallust's "Catiline" (Allyn & Bacon), 1900. Printed 
papers : "The Need of a Revision of Latin Instruction," in The Classical 
Weekly, May 9, 16, 1908 ; "The Latinist's Creed," in Proceedings of the 
27th Annual convention of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory 
Schools of the Middle States and Maryland, 1913, reprinted in a pam- 
phlet entitled "The Practical Value of Latin," published by the Classical 
A.ssociation of the Atlantic States, 1915 ; "Use of Translations— The Extent 
and Remedy," in Journal of the New York State Teachers' Association, 
May 15, 1915; "The Life and Writings of Wessel Gansfort," 2 vols. (G. 
P. Putnam's Sons), 1917; essay on "The Life, Times and Writings of 
Wessel," constituting about three-fourths of Vol. 1, is by Rev. E. W. 
Miller, D.D., the editor, but the remaining volume and a quarter contains 
Professor Scudder's translation of Wessel's "Farrago," and his "Letters," 
also his "Essay on the Sacrament," and Hardenberg's "Life of Wessel," 
together with a "Critical Appendix" containing variations in the text, 
and a "General Index." 



ALFRED FORD SKINNER. 

Prudential Building, Newark, N. J. 

Residence: 2 Highland Avenue, Madison, N. J. 

Son of Daniel Moore Skinner, M. D., graduate of the Medical De- 
partment of the University of Michigan, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. N., 
from 1861 to 1865, and Mary Clarissa Squier. Born September 24, 
1862, at Newark, N. J. Before entering college resided in Newark, and 
Belleville, N. J. Prepared at a local school taught by Miss Karcheski, in 
the school of Martin and Louis H. Bahler, Newark, and at school of L. 
H. Bahler, Belleville, N. J. In college was class historian, freshman and 
sophomore years. Class president, senior year and since graduation. Sec- 
ond bass in College Choir and Glee Club. President of Glee Club. Cap- 
tain class baseball team, 1882-83. Cremation Orator ("Cutior"). Senior 
editor of Targum. Peithessophian intersociety debater. Commence- 
ment Orator: subject, "American Newspapers." Chi Phi. Columbia Law 



16 CLASS OF 1883. 

School, 1883-84. In law offices of John W. Taylor, 1883-85. Admitted 
to the Bar of New Jersey, 1886. Since graduation has resided at Belle- 
ville,- N. J., 1883-94; Nutley, N. J., 1894-1900; Newark, N. J., 1900-15; 
Madison, N. J., 1915 — . Has practiced law since 1886. Member of New 
Jersey Assembly from Essex County, 1895-96. Register of Deeds of 
Essex County, 1899-1900. Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Essex 
County, 1900-06. Member of firm of Skinner and Ten Eyck, 1897-1900. 
Member of firm Pitney, Hardin and Skinner, 1906 — . Trustee of Rut- 
gers College. A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). RepubUcan. Avocation: golf and 
fishing. Married Josephine Phillips, daughter of John Morris Phillips and 
Ehzabeth Beers, at New Brunswick, N. J., January 31, 1894. Children: 
Alfred Phillips Skinner, February 9, 1895 ; Mary Eleanor Skinner, Au- 
gust 22, 1904. Prof. George H. Cook, Ph.D., LL.D., was his mother's 
cousin. Author of "Compilation of Laws of New Jersey Relating to 
Boroughs," four editions (Soney and Sage, Newark, N. J.), 1916. 

THEODORE STRONG. 

National Bank Building, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Residence: "Stronghold,'' New Brunswick, N. J. 

Son of Hon. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge Strong, lawyer, and for 
three terms Judge of Courts, Middlesex County, N. J., and Harriet Anne 
Hartwell. Born at New Brunswick, N. J., January 15, 1863. Before en- 
tering college lived in New Brunswick. Prepared at the Rutgers Col- 
lege Grammar (Preparatory) School. At graduation delivered a selected 
oration: subject, "Regulus to the Carthaginians." After college gradua- 
tion studied law in the office of Benjamin R. W. Strong. Admitted to 
the Bar of New Jersey as Attorney, June 1886. Counselor, June, 1889. 
Middlesex County Solicitor, 1895-97. Member of Republican State Com- 
mittee for two terms. State Senator, 1901, 1902, 1903. State Board of 
Assessors, 1903, 1907. President of Board. Solicitor for the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad, 1912 — . Republican. Married Cornelia Livingston Van 
Rensselaer, daughter of Visscher Van Rensselaer and Augusta Miller, 
at Rensselaer, N. Y., March 21, 1900. Children: Theodore, Jr., January 
3, 1901 ; Cornelia Livingston Van Rensselaer, November 16, 1902 ; 
Katharine Van Rensselaer, November 10, 1904 ; Stephen Van Rensselaer, 
November 30, 1906; Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, May 17, 1910; John 
Van Rensselaer, April 30, 1912; Robert Livingston, June 2, 1914. Rela- 
tives among Rutgers alumni : Edward Woodbridge Strong '72, Alan 
Hartwell Strong '74, brothers; Benjamin R. W. Strong '47, father. 



CLASSICAL SECTION. 17 

DUNCAN DUNBAR SUTPHEN. 

70 Worth Street, New York, N. Y. 

Residence: 171 East 70th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Son of Jacob Losey Sutphen, merchant, and Christine Dunbar Brush. 
Bom at Bedminster, N. J., January 13, 1862. Prepared for college at 
Newark Academy, Newark, N. J. In college, business manager of the 
Glee Club. Business manager of The Targum. Class Day prophet. Com- 
mencement Orator: subject, "The Economic Duty of Capital to Labor." 
Chi Phi. Has resided in New York City since graduation. Merchant 
with A. D. Julliard & Co. P'artner since 1902. Republican. Member of 
University Club. Trustee of Rutgers College since 1909. Married Jeanie 
K. Eraser, January 7, 1904. Child: Duncan Dunbar, Jr., November 22, 
1904. 

HENRY JUDD WARD. 

Haynes & Ward, 12 First Street, Troy, N. Y. 
Residence : 26 Second Street, Troy, N. Y. 

Son of Henry L. Ward, farmer and Town Supervisor, and Beulah 
Ann Martin. Born at Middleville, Herkimer County, N. Y., December 6, 
1852. Lived at Middleville before entering college. Prepared at the 
Middleville District School, Eairfield Seminary, Fairfield, N. Y. (3 
years), and Seymoiir Smith Institute, Pine Plains, N. Y. (1 term). In 
college won Peithessophian Freshman Prize for Declamation. First Pei- 
thessophian Sophomore Prize for Original Oration. Peithessophian Jun- 
ior Prize for Essay. Peithessophian intersociety debater. Junior Ora- 
tor: subject, "The Scholar in Public Life." Ivy Ode on Class Day. Chi 
Psi. Phi Beta Kappa. Commencement Orator: subject, "After College 
—What?" A.B. (Rutgers, 1883). A.M. (do. 1886). Master Orator, 
1886: subject, "Three Years After College— What?" Admitted to the 
Bar at Saratoga Spa, N. Y., September, 1888. Since 1888 has lived at 
Troy, N. Y. Previously taught in Fairfield, kichfield Spa, and Pine 
Plains, N. Y. Director of Leonard Hospital. Instrumental in raising an 
endowment of $67,000. Director of Troy Co-operative Savings and Loan 
Association. Has been Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent of 
the Universalist Church. At present a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Troy, N. Y. Independent Republican. Avocation, stock farm. 
Unmarried. 



18 CLASS OF 1883. 

Classical Non-Graduates 

WILLIAM HENRY HOUGH. 
Died October 12, 1881. 

Son of William Aspy Hough, prominent in Ewing Township, N. J., 
and one of the vice-presidents of the Ewing Improvement Association, 
and Eleanor Stockton, daughter of John Stockton. The Hough family is 
of Gallic Flemish origin. A branch yet residing at Bruges, in Flanders, 
spells the name De la Hooghe. In 1683 an ancestor, Richard, emigrated 
to Bucks County, Pa., purchased a large tract of land, and became well 
acquainted with William Penn. William Aspy Hough, in 1850, purchased 
the De Olden farm near Ewing, Mercer County, N. J. William Henry, 
fourth son, was born in Ewing in 1857 ( ?). Prepared for college at the 
Trenton Academy, Trenton, N. J., and the Rutgers College Grammar 
(Preparatory) School. At graduation delivered a selected oration: sub- 
ject, "Regulus to the Roman. Senate." In college was competitor for the 
Philoclean Freshman Prize for Declamation: subject, "Europe During 
the 15th Century." Attended college, 1879-81. Died after an illness of 
less than a year, at his home in Ewing. After his death his classmates 
placed on record the following tribute : "Resolved, That in his unswerv- 
ing fidelity to all his duties, the perseverance and earnestness of purpose 
that characterized his entire life, his stalwart manliness, integrity of 
character and spotless Christian life, he has left us an example worthy of 
imitation. His death has cast a shadow of gloom over the whole class." 
He had contemplated entering the ministry. 

CYRUS CAIRNS SMITH. 

Lock Box 379, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Residence : 219 Redmond Street, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Son of Rev, Henry Ferdinand Smith, a well-known Baptist clergy- 
man, and Sarah Buttler. Born September 28, 1861, at Bloomfield, N. J. 
Before entering college resided at Bloomfield, and New Brunswick. Pre- 
pared at the Carman Street and Bayard Street schools. New Brunswick, 
and at the Rutgers College Grammar (Preparatory) School, 1876-79. At 
Commencement delivered a selected oration : subject, "Lafayette." At- 
tended Rutgers, 1879-82. Organist of College Choir. Accompanist of 
Glee Club. Beta Theta Pi. Since graduation has resided in New Bruns- 
wick and has been professor of music, and organist at various times in 
the First Baptist, Second Presbyterian, and Livingston Avenue Baptist 
churches and Sunday Schools. Member Livingston Avenue Baptist 
Church. Prohibitionist. Married Evalenia Goodrich Wright, at Mount 
Holly, N. J., 1883. Children : Cyrus Buttler, November 11, 1889 ; Harold, 
November 22, 1891. Author of "Lamb of God," and "Rock of Israel," in 
English and Yiddish (Morrison and Blue). 



SCIENTIFIC SECTION. 19 

Scientific Section 

EDSON DeWINT EATON. 
Died March 27, 1889. 

Born at Minisink, N. Y., January 10, 1856. Attended Rutgers during 
senior year. Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mines, at Rolla, 
Missouri University, 1884-88. B.Sc. (Rutgers, 1883). M.Sc. (do. 1886). 
C.E. (do. 1886). After rehnquishing his professorship because of ill 
health, he received an appointment in the Navy Department of the United 
States, and resided at Washington, D. C, until within a few weeks of his 
death, which occurred at Newburgh, N. Y., at the residence of his father- 
in-law, T. E. Stanbrough. While at Washington he was engaged in astro- 
nomical calculations in the office of the Nautical Almanac. The Rolla, 
Mo., New Era (April 5, 1889) says: "Professor Eaton was well known 

in Rolla and was universally and highly esteemed He seemed 

to have a special aptitude for the more advanced mathematics and was 
certainly passionately devoted to the study .... In church relations 
and religious life he showed himself a man of simple, unostentatious piety. 
He was not specially addicted to social life, but those who were favored 
with his confidence and friendship discovered that he was a man to be 
loved with a sincere affection." 

GEORGE ELTON JENKINS. 
Baker Building, Dover, N. J. 

Son of David Jenkins, for 43 years Superintendent of Mines, in New 
Jersey, for The Crane Iron Company, and Rachel Williams. His paternal 
great-grandfather, David Thomas, was a very prominent minister in South 
Wales, known as Thomas "Penmain," after his parish. His congrega- 
tion buried him in the chancel of his church. Born August 20, 1861, at 
Mine Hill, N. J. Resided at Mine Hill before entering college. Prepared 
at the Mine Hill public school, and by private tuition from Miss Lucy B. 
Megie for about eight months. Served as store clerk for two years. In 
college was vice-president of the Scientific Section, freshman and sopho- 
more years. President of Peithessophian Society, senior year. Bradley 
Prize for Mathematics. Bowser Prize for Tliesis : subject, "The Long 
Wall System of Coal Mining Applied to Hematite Iron Ore Mining in 
New Jersey." Commencement Orator: subject, "National Education." 
Chi Psi. Scarlet Letter editor. Varsity football team, senior year. Class 
football team, three years. After graduation resided at Potosi, Bolivia, 
S. A., 1885-87. Was three months in Cuba, 1893. Positions held since 
graduation : Town Engineer of Dover, N. J. ; Assistant Mining Engineer 
of Royal Silver Mines, Potosi, Bolivia ; Constructing Engineer, Ordnance 



20 CLASS OF 1883. 

Department, U. S. A., five years at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N. J. ; 
Assistant to County Engineer ; Borough Engineer, Wharton and Rocka- 
way, N. J. Is in charge of plans for acquiring new water supply at 
Dover, N. J., to cost about $200,000. B.Sc. (Rutgers, 1883). C.E. (Rut- 
gers, 1885). Elder in Mine Hill Presbyterian Church, 1899 to date. 
Sunday School Superintendent, 1884 to date. Presbyterian. Republican. 
Married Ella Amanda Davies, daughter of Samuel Davies, druggist, and 
Anna L. Dean, May 23, 1894, in the Boonton, N. J., Presbyterian Church. 
Children: Dean Carter, December 5, 1895; Gwladys Elizabeth, February 
23, 1897 ; David Edward, June 18, 1900, died April 10, 1901 ; Paul Davis 
March 15, 1903, died March 15, 1903. Relatives among Rutgers alumni: 
Dean Carter Jenkins '16, son; David W. Jenkins '06, nephew. Author of 
New Jersey Geological Reports on Iron Mining Industry of New Jersey ; 
New Jersey Geological Survey Reports on Brick and Clay Industry of 
New Jersey ; paper on the Geology of Morris County, New Jersey. 



Scientific Non-Graduates 

MOSES GEORGE BIERMAN. 
236 West 108th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Graduated from the Scientific Department of the Rutgers College 
Grammar (Preparatory) School. Attended college about two years. 
Treasurer of Scientific Section, sophomore year. Retired merchant. 
Married. 

WILLARD DAVID BISHOP. 

Died July 31, 1900. 

Son of David Bishop, Rutgers 1843, a prominent merchant, and Trus- 
tee of Rutgers, and Garetta Cowenhoven. Prepared at Rutgers College 
Grammar (Preparatory) School. At graduation delivered original ora- 
tion: subject, "Reading." In college, captain class football team, fresh- 
man year. President of Scientific Section, freshman year. Generally 
active in athletics. Chi Phi. Attended college 1879-80. Bookkeeper. 
Reformed Church. Was connected with the Crescent Athletic Club, Bay 
Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y., and the New Brimswick Golf and Boating clubs. 
Relatives among Rutgers alumni : David Bishop '43, father ; John Bishop 
'78, brother; Louis F. Bishop '85, James Bishop '91, Ellis Bishop '92, 
cousins. 



SCIENTIFIC NON-GRADUATES. 21 

EDWIN PHILLIPS BROWN. 
Died December 31, 1892. 

Bom July 7, 1860. In college 1879-81. Secretary of the Peithesso- 
phian Society. Rutgers College Branch of the American Bible Society. 
Director of the Rutgers Boating Association, sophomore year. Delta Phi. 
In 1883 was in the banking and insurance business, Kansas City, Mo. 
Married in 1886. Lived later in Upper Red Hook, N. Y., at which place 
he is buried. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL CLARK. 
Died November 14, 1912. 

Son of James Clark. Born at Paisley, Scotland, April 8, 1863. Early 
education received at Edinburgh. Came to America in 1879 and studied 
two years at Rutgers. Became connected with the thread business es- 
tablished by his family in Newark, N. J. In 1902, after the death of his 
uncle, William Clark, he became President of the Clark Thread Company, 
which owned nearly all the cotton thread manufacturing plants in the 
United States. Was Director of the Essex County National Bank and 
American Insurance Company, Newark, N. J. Was Governor of the 
Essex Club, and a manager of the Babies' Hospital. In 1893, married 
Estelle Kinney, daughter of Thomas T. Kinney, of Newark, N. J. His 
widow and two daughters survive him. His death resulted from an injury 
received to his hip two years before his death. 

JAMES MAC MULLEN. 
Union Building, San Diego, Cal. 

Son of James MacMuUen, farmer, and Elizabeth Wilson. Born in 
Ireland, November 13, 1858. Before entering college lived in Ireland, 
Canada, and New Brunswick, N. J. Graduated in 1877 from New Bruns- 
wick High School. Six months in the Rutgers College Grammar (Pre- 
paratory) School. Attended college two years. Composed "Elegy for 
Cremation" and made effective contributions to the burlesque programs 
of the Sophomore Exhibition of 1882. After leaving college, lived in the 
following places : New Brunswick, N. J., 3 years ; Golden, Col., 6 months ; 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1 year; San Francisco, Cal, 11 years (1888-99) ; San- 
Diego, Cal., 18 years (1899—). During this time, was school teacher 3 
years, newspaper reporter 9 years ; City Editor of San Francisco Call 3 
years ; Managing Editor 2 years. Has been Editor and General Manager 
of the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune 18 years. Has written 
short stories, poetry, and delivered political speeches. Member of Su- 



22 CLASS OF 1883. 

preme Council 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Masonry, 1903 (for life). 
Director of Marine Biological Station 1 year. President of Masonic 
Temple Building Association of San Diego 9 years (1903-12). Director 
of Pan-American California Exposition, 1915 — . Episcopalian. Repub- 
lican. Married Marguerethe Fischer, daughter of Jacob L. and Anna 
Fischer, in New Brunswick, N. J., January 12, 1888. Children: James 
Donald, August 20, 1890; Gerald Fischer, November 16, 1897. 

ARTHUR ELLIOTT RUTHERFORD. 
Died December 25, 1910. 

Son of John Rutherford. His ancestors were prominent in the politi- 
cal life of New Jersey and were large landowners in Sussex County. 
Bom in Sussex County, N. J., September 15, 1863. Prepared at Trinity 
Military School, Tivoli, N. Y. At college 1880-83. Chi Phi. Later de- 
voted his attention to business and agricultural matters. Chairman of 
Democratic County Committee, 1889-90. Assessor, twO' terms. Member 
of Vernon, N. J., Board of Education. Married Sadie Burrows, daughter 
of Joseph Burrows, of Vernon, N. J., April 16, 1899. His widow and 
two daughters survive him. 

THOMAS DOREMUS VAN SYCKEL. 
308 Chadwick Avenue, Newark, N. J. 

Born at Newark, N. J., October 8, 1863. Prepared at Rutgers College 
Grammar (Preparatory) School. At graduation delivered original ora- 
tion: subject, "Elizabeth's Reign." In college, treasurer Scientific Sec- 
tion, freshman year. Secretary Scientific Section, sophomore year. At 
college 1879-83. Zeta Psi. Ranching, Colorado, 1883-97. Merchant, re- 
siding at Newark, N. J. 

WILLIAM COCHRAN WARD. 
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, 

165 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 
Residence : 67 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange, N. J. 

Son of Joseph Grover Ward, President of Durand & Co., Chairman 
of Township Committee, Clinton Township, N. J., President of Board of 
Health, and Member of Essex County Board of Freeholders, and Julia 
Smith Cochran. Paternal ancestors were among the first settlers of New- 
ark, N. J. A maternal ancestor invited General Washington to use his 
house, the Ford Mansion, as headquarters. Born at Newark, N. J., June 
20, 1864. Resided on Clinton avenue, Newark, before entering college. 



SCIENTIFIC NON-GRADUATES. 23 

Prepared at Irvington Public School, and Newark Academy. Attended 
college two years. Chi Phi. President Scientific Section, sophomore 
year. After leaving college resided in Newark, N. J. Later moved to 
East Orange. Was for six years Assayer and Chemist of Durand & Co. 
Was for eight years in charge of the Contract Department of the United 
Electric Co., Newark, N. J. For sixteen years has been with the West- 
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., 165 Broadway, New York, N. 
Y. Was Chairman of Township Committee of Clinton Township, Essex 
County, N. J., 1895-01. President of Health Board, 1898-01. Has been 
connected with the Reformed Church of Irvington, N. J., and the Clin- 
ton Avenue Reformed Church, Newark, N. J. Republican. Married 
Corinne Andrews Whittaker, at Irvington, N. J., June 22, 1886. Children : 
Henry Carleton, March 16, 1893 ; Janet Morris, September 20, 1899. Has 
a number of relatives among Rutgers alumni. 

JAMES PRICE WARRICK. 
St. Albans, W. Va. 

Son of Woodward Warrick, glass manufacturer, 1838-1888, State 
Senator for two terms from Gloucester County, N. J., and Emma 
Augusta Price. Born at Glassboro, N. J., November 13, 1860. Lived in 
Glassboro before entering college. Prepared by a tutor for three years, 
in private school at Glassboro, and at West Jersey Academy, Bridgeton, 
N. J., one year. Spent one year as special chemistry student at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. In Rutgers one and one-fourth years. Zeta 
Psi. Since leaving college has been engaged in the manufacture of glass 
bottles at Dallas, Tex., Wallaceburg, Ont., Canada, and Detroit, Mich. ; 
of polished plate glass at Alexandria, Ind., Irwin, Pa., and Saginaw, 
Mich. ; of bottles, at Morgantown, W. Va., Alexandria, Va., and St. Al- 
bans, W. Va. Has been secretary, treasurer, and general manager of 
firms manufacturing bottles, window glass, polished plate glass, of build- 
ing and operating plants, and of those for the perfecting and testing of 
glass-making processes. The plate glass windows in the Congressional 
Library, at Washington, were made under his supervision. Episcopalian. 
Vestryman at St. Mark's Church, St. Albans, W. Va., and St. Thomas' 
Church, Morgantown. Republican. Avocation : motor boating, fishing, 
hunting. Married Louise Barrow Fredericks, graduate of St. Agnes 
School, Albany, N. Y., at Trinity Church, Newark, N. J., June 4, 1889. 
Children: Charles Frederick, April 21, 1890 (B.E. Eng., University of 
Michigan, 1912) ; Woodward Alfred, June 16, 1893 (B.M. Eng., Uni- 
versity of Michigan, 1916; now taking post-graduate course; winner of 
$1,000 Arthur Hill H. S. Prize, at Saginaw, Mich.) 



24 CLASS OF 1883. 

WILLIAM RANDOLPH WELLING. 
Warwick, N. Y. 

Son of Thomas Welling, farmer, and Caroline Van Duzer. Bom at 
Warwick, N. Y., January 30, 1862. Lived in Warwick before entering 
college. Prepared at Warwick Institute and Rutgers College Grammar 
(Preparatory) School. Was one year in college. Beta Theta Pi. After 
leaving college, resided at New Milford, N. Y., 1883-98; Warwick, 
1898 — . Farmer. Reformed Dutch Church. Republican, Married Ada- 
line Sanford, daughter of William M. Sanford and Sarah Burt, June 19, 
1889. Children: William Randolph, September 23, 1890; Sarah Burt, 
January 16, 1893; Josephine Dawson, September 27, 1900. Relative 
among Rutgers alumni, Francis Baird Sanford '93. 

EDWARD FRANCIS WHITE. 

Prepared at Rutgers College Grammar (Preparatory) School. At- 
tended Rutgers College for one year. In the fall of 1880, entered Wash- 
ington University, St. Louis, Mo., and remained there for one term. After 
a year and a half of business experience, entered Stevens Institute, Hobo- 
ken, N. J. Graduated with the class of 1886, with degree of M.E. After 
graduation was superintendent of the Bergen Port Sulphur Works, and 
was for a time with the Bergen Port Chemical Works. In 1891 organ- 
ized, with C. J. Field, the Field Engineering Co., engaged in engineering 
construction work for electric street railways and lighting plants. In 1896 
and until the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, was consulting 
engineer with office in New York City, for the economy of fuels, particu- 
larly the manufacture and sale of White's patent combination evaporative 
water cooler and surface condenser. In 1898 served imder commission 
as P. A. E. U. S. N. for the period of the war. Until 1902 was engaged 
in engineering work in connection with Sand-Lime Brick Plants. In 
1902, S. C. Wliite's Sons Co., of which he was president and manager, 
was incorporated. Until 1909 was engaged in the designing and erecting 
of sulphur refining plants, and sulphur mining and smelting apparatus; 
From 1909 has been intimately connected with the Rutland Manufactur- 
ing Company, Rutland, Vermont, as president and manager, the business 
of which is the manufacture of lumber, from the log to the finished pro- 
duct.